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How Much House Can I Afford? A Guide to Home Buying

Wondering how much house you can afford? Dive into our comprehensive guide covering everything from mortgage basics and down payments to credit scores and debt-to-income ratios. Gain the knowledge you need for a confident and informed home purchase journey.Read More

Unlock Your Homebuying Power With The Trailing Primary Residence Program

Buying before selling a primary residence can present financial challenges. However, the Trailing Primary Residence Program offers a solution that increases your purchasing power and allows you to leverage the equity from your departing residence. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the inner workings of the Trailing Primary Residence Program, its remarkable benefits, and how it can empower you to buy a new home easily.Read More

How Much Income Is Needed to Buy A Home?

If it is your first time purchasing a home, one of the first questions you probably have is “how can I qualify to buy a house?” or “what can I afford to spend on a house ?” There is no single answer to this question. It depends person to person and is based on your specific financial circumstances.Read More

How Much Income Do You Need to Buy a House?

When starting on your homebuying journey, most often homebuyers wonder about the cost, what they can afford, and how much income is needed to purchase a home. There are many different factors and calculations that we've broken down to help explain how much income is needed to buy a home. Read More

How Much Can I Borrow For A Home Loan

It is crucial for a homebuyer to understand how much you can borrow when you applying for a loan. This question is one of the biggest on every potential homebuyer’s […]Read More

Debt: A Common Reason for Mortgage Denial

There are several reasons why homebuyers may be denied when applying for a mortgage. Pre-existing debt can be one of these reasons. Debt is one of the more common reasons for loan denial in California and throughout the country. When homebuyers have a great deal of debt, it is detracted from their income during the mortgage qualification analysis conducted by the bank. In some cases, debt reduces the amount of income below the necessary amount needed to cover future monthly mortgage payments.Read More

FHA Loan Requirements for California Homebuyers

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan program has been helping homebuyers since its implementation in the 1930s. Today, it’s one of the more popular mortgage financing options, but there are some general criteria you should be aware of when considering an FHA loan. Here’s a look at California FHA loan requirements.Read More

California Buyers Worry Student Loans Prevent Pre-Approval

Millennials in California have some most of the student loans, which has increased 130 percent since 2008. With all these outstanding balances, it’s no wonder that California buyers are afraid that their student loans will prevent them from qualifying for a mortgage payment. Nearly 57% of all millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) have student debts that they are still making payments on.Read More

Mortgage Acronyms Every California Borrower Should Know

The mortgage industry is infamous for throwing a lot of mortgage acronyms around. If borrowers aren’t familiar with the mortgage industry or the lingo it can be confusing to understand what’s going on at times.Read More

“Gross Income” For DTI Calculations; Adjusting W4; Tax Benefits

Most people know that lenders only look at “Gross Income” when evaluating Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratios. In other words, lenders evaluate a borrower’s income before taxes are taken out. This sometimes […]Read More